NASA: Ireland From Space


Lunar Eclipse from 4am ET – Sunrise

Indian Spacecraft Orbits Mars

And it was their first attempt — beating the less than 50% success rate of all Mars missions to date.  Read all about it here.

NASA: On Space Station, Earth’s Bee-ooty is in the Eyeball of the HD Beholdin’ Beholder

[PHOTO] Exploring Space: Steve Robinson Attached to the Canadarm



#Orb2 Launch to the #ISS Starts at Noon ET Sunday on NASA TV

[PHOTO] Floating Water Droplets


A photo through two floating water droplets

Exploring Space

[VIDEO] Yo-Yo Tricks In Space!

Fun with Physics! NASA astronaut Don Pettit enjoyed some of his off-duty time showcasing yo-yo behavior in microgravity aboard the International Space Station.


Vintage Official U.S. Government Surplus Astronaut Space Suits



A good deal from Famous Monsters of Filmland. This is actually true, though they weren’t astronaut helmets or suits, they were designed for wear in the U2 spy plane and the NACA supersonic test flights.

Spirit of Apollo

[VIDEO] REWIND: Apollo Lunar Orbiter

Ready for the heat: Engineers install Heat Shield on the NASA Orion Spacecraft

NASA and Marvel Super Heroes Have something in Common? Yes…

Earth’s Atmosphere, an Extremely Thin Sheet of Air from Surface Edge of Space

Elon Musk Gives a Tour of SpaceX’s New Dragon V2, its New Human Spacecraft

[Photo] The NASA Clean Assembly Room


The NASA clean assembly room on Merritt Island, FL has never been opened to the public. Yesterday it was opened to friends and family of employees. Here’s a panorama.

spaceexp –Exploring Space : Photo

[VIDEO] The Soviet Lunar Lander

In our Season 2 Opening, we take a look at the amazing Soviet N-1 Moon Rocket & LK Lunar Lander, and show how the USSR came in Second Place, in The Space Race.

Written, Presented, Filmed, & Edited by: Brittan Kirk
Filmed with: Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC)

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Interactive Panorama Lets You Stand on Mars

Caked in red silt, NASA’s Curiosity rover looks like it’s been trekking through a Martian dust storm in this latest interactive panorama. But nothing can tarnish the joy of seeing this incredible machine hard at work on another planet.

The dust-covered robot is currently preparing for its third drilling operation on Mars, at a site nicknamed the Kimberley. In recent days, engineers have inspected and scrubbed the dust from a spot on a rock they named “Windjana,” after a gorge in Western Australia. (Too bad the rover can’t turn its wire bristle dust removal tool on itself.) Curiosity has already done preparatory drill work and will soon sample some of Windjana’s interior. The rover will run this sample through a series of tests to give scientists a better understanding of the history of water in this area...(read more)


[VIDEO] Narrated by Crew: Space Shuttle STS-112 Atlantis Space Station Assembly Work

ISS S1 Truss Installation narrated by the the crew of STS-112

Exhilarating to watch, and the narration is captivating. Very informal, too, as if you’re listening to a group of friends tell you, with video and slides, about their recent space mission. Good stuff, from the perspective of crew members, some veteran, some new astronauts. The primary narrator is experiencing her first mission, first time in space. It’s hard not to share her excitement.


[PHOTO] Saturn V Propellers


Kennedy Space Center, Saturn V propellers

Source: benjetpascal01

Exploring Space

Space History Photo of the Day: ‘Big Joe’, 1959

Atlas launch vehicle carrying the Big Joe capsule, September 9, 1959


Auroras on Saturn, Captured by the Hubble Telescope

 Auroras on Saturn, captured by the Hubble Telescope

Science: Vintage Cover Art of the Day


Source: Retrogasm

7 Builds We Love From World Maker Faire New York 2013

Gotham Laboratories’ MapperBot

The team at Go Lab came up with the idea for an asteroid mapper as an entry in the NASA Space Apps Challenge. The MapperBot is made up of a cubesat that houses a camera, 12 mini processors, and a micro ion thruster system. The cubesat will launch from a larger satellite and fly by an asteroid, snapping detailed 3D pictures of the asteroid’s surface with a Lytro camera. The thruster system charges and vaporizes the metal of the frame of the cubesat, shooting off ions and allowing for surprising maneuverability without the need to carry a bulkier thruster system (the cubesats are meant to be cheap and disposable). The info gathered from these asteroid flybys will be sent back to NASA, where it’ll be turned into a 3D map. From there, scientists will determine whether that particular asteroid is suitable for capture. The Go Labbers at Maker Faire attached their camera to a drone for audience demos.

Read more:  Popular Mechanics

Live Video: Trippin’ from the edge of space

Live Video: The leap from the edge of space

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